Community Ownership

The City of Edinburgh Council have recently completed a Public Consultation regarding the possibility to “transfer ownership and management of the woodland and open space within the Easter Craiglockhart Hill Local Nature Reserve and Craighouse Campus to the Council or appropriate body in the community.” The Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail (FCWNT) were […]

History Board

We are in the process of creating a “History Board” that will be sited in the area near Craiglockhart Pond. The board will tell the story of some of the events and characters that are associated with the immediate area. We are very keen to get find some good quality images of “Happy Valley” in […]

Craiglockhart (Magic) Woods

Despite the threat of snow and ice, this years “Magic Woods” event took place as planned on Saturday, 23 April. Although it was very cold on top of the hill the weather wasn’t too bad and everyone enjoyed an exciting adventure in the woods helping in the search for the elusive “Crow”.


The Venue for this year’s AGM has been changed from Craiglockhart Tennis Centre to the Meggetland Sports Complex Sorry for any inconvenience. All others details remain unchanged. The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail will take place on Tuesday 5th March 2013 at 7.00 for 7.30. Refreshments will be […]

150 Autumn Adventures with the Nature Detectives

Autumn is a great time to play outdoors Treasure hunting, leaf collecting, blackberry picking, conker playing, seed planting… Get stuck in with free ideas and downloads. Nature Detectives is organised by the Woodland Trust.

Wild Food and Medicine in the Woods

On a bleak Thursday morning in September, fifteen hardy souls braved the cold and wind to discover what was available out there in our woods for us to eat or to use as medicine for our ailments and aches and pains. And learn we did. The knowledge and passion of our guide, Anna of Floramedica, […]

Wild Food and Medicine in the Woods

Used for centuries as food and medicine, wild plants are a treasure trove on our own doorstep- for free! Please come along and join us with Anna of Floramedica on a sociable walk on the wild side in Craiglockhart Woods to identify and collect some nutritious seasonal plants and explore their history, lore and uses […]

Craiglockhart Nature Trail – Clean Up Event

Sunday, 10th June 10.00am- 12.00pm Come along and give us a hand to collect litter. Even an hour of your time would be most welcome.  We will provide bags, gloves and litter pickers. Meet at gate to pond at Lockharton Crescent at 10.00am Organised by the Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail

Lost and Found

A nice warm jacket was left behind after Sunday’s Picnic Lunch. It was on the ground behind the trail plan. If sounds like it may be yours and your are keen to get it back please call 0131 443 2166.